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interest is the common interest. we want them to work together on core concerns: debt, energy and immigration." organizers of "no labels" hope to attract about 70 members of congress from across the political spectrum to agree to meet regularly. the group is headed by democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia and former republican governor of utah jon huntsman. in the final news conference of his first term, president obama told reporters the u.s. can't afford a drawn-out debate over raising the debt ceiling, which could reach its lmit in mid february. "raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up, and we need to pay them." president obama warns that if the debt limit is not raised or used as leverage by republicans, markets would go haywire, interest rates would rise, and checks to military veterans and people on social security would end. gop senate minority leader mitch mconnel reponded by saying, "the president and hi
." pom plans to appeal the ruling. a spike in emergency room visits tied to energy drinks is emerging. it's estimated er visits connected to the drinks jumped from 10,000 to 20,000 from 2007-2011. the majority of the cases involved teens or young adults. a spokesman for emergency room doctors tells abc news drinking 3 energy drinks in an hour is the equivalent of 15 cups of coffee. the engery drink industry maintains the beverages are safe. two senators want an investigation. dunkin donuts is moving forward with expansion plans. the coffee chain said this week it plans on opening 360 new stores in the coming year. dunkin' plans to open franchises in colleges and supermarkets and also looks to grow in california. starbucks and mcdonalds will be its biggest competitors. meanwhile, a different donut chain is fighting off take-over attempts. krispy kreme doughnuts adopted a take-over- prevention plan known as a poison pill to discourage someone from taking over the company. similar to dunkin donuts, krispy kreme plans to increase the number of its shops by 71% in the next few years in the u.s
well three weeks into the new year--investment in energy infrastructure, such as pipeline extensions and transmission lines. a vote today on the hill could buy time for lawmakers. house republicans are planning a vote, authorizing a 3 month extension of the debt limit. it pushes off the gop's battle for spending cuts tied to raising the debt limit. president obama is calling for a "clean" debt limit increase, because it pays for bills the u.s. has already racked up. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he wants the house and senate to pass a budget in the near term that includes severe cuts to social programs. without a budget, boehner says lawmakers should not receive pay checks. president obama wants a balanced budget. the senate is expected to approve aid for states devastated by superstorm sandy. senators will vote on a $50 billion dollar bill today. last week, congress said yes to the funding... but not without no votes. the majority of republican house members voted against the bill.. calling it too expensive and saying it should come with spending cuts. january 4th,
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